Pennine Waterways News

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Boaters Hinder Weed Clear-up

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal (part of the South Yorkshire Navigation) has been closed for the last two weeks between Mauds Swing bridge and Crowle due to a very dense mat of weed. A BW team has been brought in and has spent the last week or so removing the weed.

The clearance was almost complete and BW had announced that the canal would be re-opened on Thursday 18th March.

Unfortunately some impatient boaters disregarded the stoppage notice and passed through the affected section of canal on Wednesday morning, widely dispersing the remaining weed.

This has added another two days work to the clearance operation and the canal will not now be re-opened until some time on Friday afternoon (19th March).

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